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Undergraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2015 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2015 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Business and Economics component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Campus(es)Caulfield, Gippsland


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.


NOTE: This area of study has had one or more changes made to it since publication on 1 October 2014. For details of changes, please consult the 2015 Handbook change register2015 Handbook change register (

Human resource management (HRM) is the study of overseeing people and culture in employing organisations in a global, as well as a local, context. The major critically examines and applies HRM strategies and practices that enable organisations to achieve their strategic objectives as well as enabling employees to fulfill their needs at work. Studying HRM enhances students' capacity for interpreting and applying employment law, people strategies, employee and industrial relations as well as dealing with workforce conflict, planning, ethics and governance.

This major equips students for careers as human resource professionals, including staff and consulting roles in employment relations, training and development, and recruitment and selection. The major also helps anyone in other work roles to understand people and culture issues which everyone faces in all employing organisations, whether they are large or small organisations.


All students complete the requirements as outlined below for the degree in which they are enrolled.

Bachelor of Business

To complete the human resource management major in the Bachelor of Business or related double degrees, students must complete:

  • MGF1010 Introduction to management
  • MGF2341 Managing employee relations
  • MGF2661 Human resource management
  • BTF2991 Employment law
  • MGF2656 HRM and managing global workforces
  • MGX3441 Human resource strategy
  • MGF3450 Managing conflict
  • MGX3100 Management ethics and corporate governance

Bachelor of Business and Commerce

To complete the human resource management major in the Bachelor of Business and Commerce or related double degrees, students must complete:

(a.) The following two units (12 points):

(b.) the follwoing six units (36 points):

  • ECG2141 Economics of labour markets
  • MGG2230 Organisational behaviour
  • MGG2322 Recruitment and selection
  • MGG2323 Employment relations
  • MGG3130 Organisational change and development
  • MGG3430 International human resource management

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Relevant courses

Single degrees

  • 3806 Bachelor of Business
  • 2224 Bachelor of Business and Commerce

Double degrees

  • 4098 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business
  • 3819 Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Visual Arts
  • 4426 Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Business